UK Government unveils mental health action plan to improve support for elite sportspeople

Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, today unveiled the first Mental Health Action Plan for Elite Sport, which has been developed with mental health and sports organisations to improve awareness and training in top-level sport. A new mental health strategy will be implemented across all elite sports to promote good mental wellbeing and give athletes and National Governing Bodies better information about accessing sports and clinical psychologists. By 2024, elite sport must have mental health procedures embedded in their performance plans, and provide clear pathways for athletes to…

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Massachusetts Police Departments Double the Impact of International Association of Chiefs of Police One Mind Campaign

One-hundred-eighty-two Massachusetts police departments have doubled the overall number police departments that have pledged to join the International Association of Chiefs of Police One Mind Campaign in response to the increasing frequency of interactions between police and individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. The One Mind Campaign focuses on local communities, public safety organizations and mental health organizations so that the three become “of one mind.” The initiative’s overarching goal is to ensure successful interactions between police officers and those affected by mental illness and includes a commitment…

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Combat Stress and the Ministry of Defence announce new partnership

Combat Stress and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have announced a new partnership to provide an out of hours mental health helpline to serving personnel. From midday on Sunday 25 February servicemen and women will have a new number to use when calling the Combat Stress helpline. The MOD will support the new number with the biggest internal marketing campaign on mental health they’ve ever run. The MOD has committed to giving Combat Stress £50,000 in the next financial year to cover the cost of the helpline team taking calls…

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National Millennial Community joins the HackerAgency to Create PSAs to Bring Awareness to Cyberbullying

To bring awareness to the growing number of suicides among young teens and the devastating effects of cyberbullying, the National Millennial Community – a nationwide millennial movement founded by IW Group Inc.– has joined HackerAgency, a global digital/direct marketing agency, to create a series of public service announcements addressing this major mental health issue.   Suicide is the number three killer of teens; twenty percent of adolescents who are bullied online contemplate suicide, and about 1 in 10 attempt suicide, according to research done by CyberbullyHotline. “Millennials recognize that we…

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DentsuWebchutney’s Project Re-Search gets adults to go beyond Blue Whale Challenge

DentsuWebchutney, the digital advertising agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, revealed Project Re-Search, an initiative started in November to measurably increase mental health awareness in India, starting with its first campaign, Beyond the Blue Whale. The campaign turns a Google search for the Blue Whale Challenge and its associated terms to a search for mental health difficulties in children, instead. This undercover search campaign has been active since November 2017, attempting to divert traffic from all ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ related searches, to relevant topics around mental health. Late 2017, the Blue…

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